Colorado mourns dead in cinema massacre as Obama heads to scene

AURORA, Co. (Reuters) – Residents of a Denver suburb mourned their dead on Sunday from a shooting rampage by a “demonic” gunman who killed 12 people and wounded 58 after opening fire at a cinema showing the new Batman movie.

Ninja power: open-source HTML5 toolset aims to enable richer Web apps

Modern HTML rendering engines and emerging standards make it possible to create a new class of rich experiences that could previously be achieved only with native development toolkits—but developers need better Web development frameworks and authoring tools in order to take advantage of the possibilities.

Three new open-source software projects developed at Motorola Mobility hope to address the problem. We—Tim Statler, Zachary Cohen, and Kris Kowal—have had the pleasure of working on a new content creation tool called Ninja, a JavaScript development framework called Montage, and a testing automation tool called Screening. In this article, we will describe all three pieces of software, and we’ve included code examples to illustrate some of the functionality. But first—a high-level overview.

The Ninja authoring tool is a Google Chrome app for designing keyframe-based animation with HTML5, including 3D scenes and vector graphics. These scenes can incorporate components built on the Montage framework (see below), and the editor itself is built using Montage. Ninja includes a familiar set of drawing and layout tools, such as the Pen and Brush tools for creating graphics, shape primitives, and the Tag tool for creating page structure (<div> or <img> tags, for instance). Graphics you create in Ninja can be rendered in the browser with either the Canvas 2D API or WebGL. Designers can add Montage components to their projects and use the visual data binding feature to easily synchronize property values between components. Finally, Ninja produces high-quality code output that can be easily be maintained, even outside of the Ninja tool.

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webOS legacy lives on as next-generation Enyo framework exits beta

HP announced this week that version 2 of the Enyo JavaScript framework is now officially out of beta. The open source library has been deemed stable and ready for production use.

Enyo was originally the official development framework of webOS, the platform that HP obtained in its 2010 acquisition of Palm and later destroyed during Leo Apotheker’s reign of terror imbecility. Meg Whitman, who replaced Apotheker as CEO, decided to salvage the remaining value of webOS by opening the source code and building a community around the software.

HP first published the Enyo source code in January under the permissive Apache software license. The code drop included the original Enyo code, which was only intended to run on webOS, as well as a preliminary implementation of a major new version called Enyo 2.

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The 16GB Nexus 7 Is Sold Out On The Google Play Store

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Hope you got your 16GB Nexus 7 already. Google is no longer taking orders for the $249 model. It’s sold out. The product page on Google Play now sports a “coming soon” message and an input field for buyers to leave their email to be notified when the 16GB model is available again. The $199 8GB is still available with a shipping estimate of 3-5 days.

Citing sources close to Google, the Guardian reports that “the search giant seriously underestimated the demand for the 16GB version of its 7in Nexus 7 tablet.” Orders placed through last week will be fulfilled, but due to insufficient stock, Google is no longer taking orders for the model. There’s no word when the model be available again.

By all accounts the Nexus 7 is an impressive tablet with an even more impressive price. It outshines the Kindle Fire in nearly every regard with a better screen, improved performance, and a better user interface. Google has a winner with the Nexus 7, which is confirmed by the short supply.

The Nexus 7 is Google’s first entry into the tablet race. While the tablet is built by Asus, it carries Google branding. In fact, as far as I can see, the Asus name is nowhere to be found on either the Nexus 7′s product page or minisite.

A so-called iPad mini is rumored to hit the market later this year. With a rumored price of $249, the smaller iPad would likely steal some of the Nexus 7′s hype. Amazon is also rumored to release a revamped 7-inch Kindle Fire alongside a larger model that will directly take on the iPad. But as it sits right now, the Nexus 7 is the hottest small tablet available — but good luck getting one.

Bombs kill 11 and wound 38 in town near Baghdad: police

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Three car bombs killed 11 people and wounded 38 in Mahmudiya, a town 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, on Sunday, police sources said.

Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore tax havens: study

Rich individuals and their families have as much as $32 trillion of hidden financial assets in offshore tax havens, representing up to $280 billion in lost income tax revenues, according to research published on Sunday

Bacteria outbreak in Northern Europe due to ocean warming, study says

LONDON (Reuters) – Manmade climate change is the main driver behind the unexpected emergence of a group of bacteria in northern Europe which can cause gastroenteritis, new research by a group of international experts shows.

Wall Street braces for barrage of data

Investors will have a lot to contend with this week: a deluge of earnings and economic reports are due out, including Facebook’s first report as a public company and the first look at U.S. economic growth during the second quarter.